Urologic Oncologist Michael Woods, MD, Joins Loyola | Loyola Medicine
Monday, August 27, 2018

Michael Woods, MD, Specialist in Urologic Oncology, Joins Loyola Medicine

Michael Woods, MD, FACS

MAYWOOD, IL – Surgeon Michael Woods, MD, FACS, a specialist in urologic oncology, has joined Loyola Medicine.

Dr. Woods treats bladder, kidney, prostate, testicular, adrenal and penile cancers. He also performs complex urinary tract reconstructions, removes retroperitoneal masses and performs continent urinary diversions. Depending on what is best for the patient, Dr. Woods performs both robotic and open surgery.

Dr. Woods sees patients at Loyola's Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park.

"Patients who have cancer diagnoses often are anxious," Dr. Woods said. "My approach is to counsel them and their families about their options so they can make informed decisions about the best treatment for them."

Dr. Woods is a professor in the department of urology of Loyola Medicine and Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He comes to Loyola from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he was a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and director of urologic clinical trials.

Dr. Woods earned his medical degree from Loyola and completed a residency in urology at Loyola and Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in minimally invasive urologic oncology at Tulane.

Dr. Woods previously practiced at Loyola from 2007 to 2011.

"It's great to return to Loyola and work with friends and colleagues who helped shape my career," he said.

Dr. Woods is board certified in urology and is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

Loyola Medicine is nationally recognized for its expertise in diagnosing and treating a broad range of urologic conditions and providing integrated services for optimal patient care. Loyola's urology program is ranked 31st in the country in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-19 rankings.  


About Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health

Loyola Medicine, a member of Trinity Health, is a quaternary care system based in the western suburbs of Chicago that includes Loyola University Medical Center (LUMC), Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, MacNeal Hospital and convenient locations offering primary and specialty care services from 1,877 physicians throughout Cook, Will and DuPage counties. LUMC is a 547-licensed-bed hospital in Maywood that includes the William G. and Mary A. Ryan Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine, the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, a Level 1 trauma center, Illinois's largest burn center, a certified comprehensive stroke center and a children’s hospital. Having delivered compassionate care for over 50 years, Loyola also trains the next generation of caregivers through its teaching affiliation with Loyola University Chicago’s Stritch School of Medicine and Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing. Gottlieb is a 247-licensed-bed community hospital in Melrose Park with 150 physician offices, an adult day care program, the Gottlieb Center for Fitness, the Loyola Center for Metabolic Surgery and Bariatric Care and the Loyola Cancer Care & Research at the Marjorie G. Weinberg Cancer Center at Melrose Park. MacNeal Hospital is a 374-bed teaching hospital in Berwyn with advanced inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical and psychiatric services, advanced diagnostics and treatments. MacNeal has a 12-bed acute rehabilitation unit, a 25-bed inpatient skilled nursing facility, and a 68-bed behavioral health program and community clinics. MacNeal has provided quality, patient-centered care to the near west suburbs since 1919.

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic healthcare systems in the nation, serving diverse communities that include more than 30 million people across 22 states. Trinity Health includes 94 hospitals, as well as 109 continuing care locations that include PACE programs, senior living facilities and home care and hospice services. Its continuing care programs provide nearly 2.5 million visits annually. Based in Livonia, Mich., and with annual operating revenues of $18.3 billion and assets of $26.2 billion, the organization returns $1.1 billion to its communities annually in the form of charity care and other community benefit programs. Trinity employs about 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians. Committed to those who are poor and underserved in its communities, Trinity is known for its focus on the country's aging population. As a single, unified ministry, the organization is the innovator of Senior Emergency Departments, the largest not-for-profit provider of home health care services—ranked by number of visits—in the nation, as well as the nation’s leading provider of PACE (Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) based on the number of available programs.